Register to vote

The future of the UK is being decided right now, from spiralling student costs to the uncertainty of Brexit, this is your opportunity to show that you care and ensure your student voices are heard.

Why is it important to register to vote?

With the current political climate it seems likely that a snap election will be called very soon.

When politicians make decisions, they look at who is on the electoral register and who votes. As students, being registered to vote gives you a stake in society, providing you with the power to influence the decisions being made. But an early election has the potential to prevent thousands of you from being registered and having your voice heard.

The decisions being made now will affect you and future generations to come and you deserve the opportunity to have your opinion on these decisions heard.

How to register to vote

Registering to vote takes about five minutes and can be done online here. All you need is your national insurance number, passport, and the address at which you want to register. If you are living in college and are unsure of the address, you can find it below.

Which address should you register at?

As a student, you can register to vote in Durham at either your college or student house address, and at your home address. For a general election, however, you’ll need to decide which address you want to vote at when you register. If you decide to vote at home, you can apply for a postal vote, so that you don’t need to go home to vote.

It’s worth thinking about where your vote will be most valuable when you decide where you are going to vote.

Find your college address

Ustinov College
Sheraton Park
Durham
DH1 4FL

Josephine Butler
Durham University
South Road
Durham
DH1 3DF

John Snow
North Road
Durham
DH1 4RY

Stephenson College
Howlands Farm
South Road
Durham
DH1 3DE

Collingwood College
South Road
Durham
DH1 3LT

Hatfield College
North Bailey
Durham
DH1 3RQ

St Aidan's College
Windmill Hill
Durham
DH1 3LJ

Grey College
South Road
Durham
DH1 3LG

St Chad's College
18 North Bailey
Durham
County Durham
DH1 3RH

St Cuthbert's Society
12 South Bailey
Durham
DH1 3EE

College of St Hild & St Bede
Durham
DH1 1SZ

St John's College
3 South Bailey
Durham
DH1 3RJ

St Mary's College
Elvet Hill Road
Durham
DH1 3LR

Trevelyan College
Elvet Hill Road
Durham
DH1 3LN

The Castle
Palace Green
Durham
DH1 3RW

Van Mildert College
Mill Hall Lane
Durham
DH1 3LH

I’m registered – where do I vote?

You can vote in a general election in the following ways:

  • In person at your local polling station.
  • By post or by proxy